During the March 3 GOP debate Donald Trump said there should be no restrictions on the Second Amendment and stressed that attacks on innocents can be prevented or curtailed if the people have the ability to shoot back.
Fox News host Bret Baier pointed out that Trump had voiced support for an “assault weapons” ban in 2000, and Trump responded by saying he does not support such a ban.
Baier asked Trump if he thinks there should be any restrictions on the Second Amendment and Trump answered, “No.”
I’m a big defender of the Second Amendment. And if you look at what’s happened, whether it’s in California where you had the 14 people killed [or] whether it’s in Paris which, by the way, has the toughest gun laws in the world, and 130 people [were] killed. Many, many people are in the hospital and will be dying in addition. If we had guns or if they had guns on the other side of the room, with the bullets going in the opposition direction, you would not have had 130 people killed. That I can tell you right now. So I’m a very, very big supporter of the Second Amendment.
Breibart News previously reported that Donald Trump Jr. campaigned for his father last week in Elko, Nevada. While speaking to the audience in Elko, Donald Jr. said:
I’ll say this about my father, and he’ll never get the credit for it because he’s from New York, but when San Bernardino happened, when the Paris attacks happened, my father was the first guy and the only guy to say, ‘Hey guys, in these places where you have the toughest gun laws in the world, if there were a couple of bullets flying the other way maybe that changes the game a little bit.’
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.